Tell us a little about yourself and what inspired you to become a writer.
The first romance book I ever read was Kresley Cole's A Hunger Like No Other. Shortly after that, I devoured her Immortals After Dark series. I fell in love with paranormal romance - the sexy alpha males, the magic, the darkness. I had a very vivid dream about a sorceress who didn't know she was a sorceress and when I woke up, I thought, that would make a great book.
I've always been a writer, even before I did it as a career so it wasn't a big stretch for me to believe I could write a book. About six months after that dream, I had completed Destiny Divided. What started as one book has since turned into a seven book series. One thru four are completed and available now. Book five is coming this summer.
I live in New England with my husband and two feisty kids who inspire me to keep my sense of humor every day.
What type of romance do you write and why?
My Shadows of Destiny series is paranormal romance. I'm a little bit like a child in that magic and superpowers and mystical creatures make me jump up and down clapping. But I love writing kick-ass heroines and alpha heroes who challenge each other and ultimately grow to love each other.
I like my characters to struggle with the same issues we do as people - trust, hope, fear, intimacy. I hope my books send a powerful message to readers all while keeping you entertained with a hefty dose of humor and, of course, hot sex scenes!
What are you working on right now?
Right now I'm finishing up the third book in my BDSM erotic menage romance series, Badass Brats. The Dom with the Perfect Brats releases May 10th and I'm so excited about this growing series. It's definitely different than my PNR - not only because it's co-authored by Cari Silverwood and Sorcha Black - but the tone is different, the setting, the focus, everything. But what you can expect is a lot of humor, genuine authentic emotions, and definitely lots of hot sex! Lol.
Who would you pick if you could have "Breakfast With the Author"?
Hmmm. That's a hard one! Well, since Kresley Cole started me on this journey, I'd pick her. And ask her why she hasn't written Lanthe and Thronos' book yet! Lol.
Just for fun - which do you prefer:
Cats or dogs?
Wake up early or stay up late?
I'm fresher in the morning though I do like sleeping in.
Blonds or brunettes?
I've been both and like being brunette better. For men, brunette because that's what my husband is ;)
Hot weather or cold?
Uhh, can't I pick medium. Fall is my favorite time of year.
Blurb: The Dom with the Perfect Brats
Godfrey Cross is a big, tattooed Dom with no tolerance for brats. But when he meets two mouthy vanilla girls, he begins to see their charm.
Gemmz and Izzy seem more into each other than into him and he wonders if he's wasting he time. Yet despite the clash between his strict version of BDSM and their rebellious natures, he finds himself growing to love them.
When his need for control tears their relationship apart, they must learn to compromise or they will lose each other. People may not be perfect, but could these two be perfect for him?
Excerpt from The Domm with the Perfect Brats
"You're lucky I went easy on you for punishment tonight. You're in training. I shouldn't have let you come after strapping you." He moved he had to her ass and she winced. "Next time I'll go harder. You enjoyed that too much."
He arched a brow in the Domly look she was getting to know. "Don't lie to me, girl."
"Okay. Fine. I liked it. But is that so bad? We're having fun, aren't we?" His lips were so tempting, she reached up and ran her thumb along the bottom one. "Isn't that good enough for you?"
He took her wrist in his hand and held it firmly, as if it added to his point. "No. Having fun is not enough When I own a sub, I want everything."
If you want to see more about Leia or follow what she's up to, then check her out on the web:
Leia's website: http://www.leiashaw.com/